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Portrait of two brothers from Fayum

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Fayum portrait of two brothers
Portrait of two brothers from Fayum

Fayum portrait of two brothers1 who died at the same time. We do not know what was the cause of death – accident, illness, assault? Both died at a young age.

The portrait was made on wood and was put together with embalmed corpses. An object was found in Roman Egypt and dated back to the 2nd century CE. It can be seen at the Cairo Museum.

  1. This theory was proposed by the French art collector Emile Guimet (1836-1918) in his work "Les Portraits d'Antinoé au Musée Guimet" and seems to be acceptable because of the similarity in the appearance of men. In the 20th century, Anne Haeckl proposed the idea that men were in fact a homosexual couple.

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